Posts Tagged ‘Gulf of Tonkin’

Daniel Ellsberg and Gareth Porter discuss the late-Secy. of Defense Robert McNamara’s role in hiding evidence regarding the Gulf of Tonkin Incident used to grant LBJ  authorization to use military force in Vietnam without a formal declaration of war. Mr. Ellsberg discusses the intelligence operations in North Vietnam to provoke blowback, the “Pentagon Papers” he leaked, and false-flag operations. (more…)

Acquitted detainees could fall under Obama’s ‘indefinite, prolonged detention’ executive order; U.K. outsourced torture to Pakistan; Report: Obama OK’s more Israel settlements; Obama Administration says Iran should be attacked and not attacked… at the same time; Uighurs could face death penalty for demonstrations in China; Cop tasers a epileptic girl 14-year-old girl, sending 50k volts to her head; Documents show Robert McNamara deceived LBJ on the Gulf of Tonkin attack; and more… (more…)